Adelaide Bio-AUV through to finals of global Ericsson Innovation Awards

Congratulations to the team behind the Bio-inspired Autonomous Underwater Vehicle project, Dannion Hards, Jeet Patel, Daniel Schoell and Joshua Tatton. 

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Dannion, Jeet, Daniel and Joshua working on their final year Honours project.

Not only was their project awarded the Faculty Innovation Award at Ingenuity 2019, but has also progressed to the final 4 projects in the global Ericsson Innovation Awards.

The Ericsson Innovation Awards are designed to challenge University students to come up with innovative ideas on how Information Communication Technology (ICT) can change the future. This year's theme was Dive Deeper:

"Nature is our largest resource for technology. Some of our greatest technological achievements were not original ideas, they were found in nature. Sonar, swarm logic, wind turbines, even Velcro, were all created from observing natural elements.

With 71% of Earth being covered by water, what else can we learn if we look a little deeper? This year's challenge is to take the natural technology found within water and learn how to use it to develop innovative solutions."

The Adelaide Bio-AUV team are the only Australian team amongst the 15 finalists. They are now up against 3 other teams to take out the top spot to win 25,000 Euros.

We wish them all the best at the grand finals, announced Wednesday 11 December!

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